Thursday, September 17, 2009

One Vehicle Fatality Crash South of Nampa

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 11:00pm
Contact: Trooper Sharp

On Thursday, September 17, 2009 at approximately 9:40 am, Idaho State Police and Canyon County Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover south of Nampa. It was reported that a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am was upside down and submerged in approximately three feet of water in a canal off of Bowmont Road, just west of State Highway 45. It appears the vehicle was heading eastbound on Bowmont Road when for unknown reasons it went left of center, leaving the roadway on the north side coming to rest on its roof in the canal. When officers arrived on scene they found the passenger still trapped in the vehicle and the driver missing. The sixteen year old male driver was later found at residence near the location of the crash.

The 23 year old male passenger was pronounced deceased on scene, his name is not being released until notifications have been made.

Idaho State Police is still trying to piece together what happened to cause this crash. It does not appear that weather, roads, alcohol or drugs were a factor. It is unknown if the driver was wearing a seatbelt, but the passenger was.

The driver has been arrested for felony leaving a scene of a crash and misdemeanor manslaughter. His name will not be released due to his age.

This crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police Trooper Sharp. Further information may be released by the Coroner's office on Friday.